Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East.

New York, Geneva (AirGuideBusiness - Aerospace & Defense News - Defense Africa / Middle East) May 9, 2010

Airbus The Polish air force is to permanently base one of its Airbus Military C-295 tactical transports in Afghanistan's Ghazni Province. The decision follows Warsaw's agreement to extend its troop presence in the country as part of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force. To be used for tasks including transport, airdrop and medical evacuation tasks, the C-295 will be drawn from the air force's 13th Air Transport Squadron. The deployment will also involve around 20 pilots and technicians. May 7, 2010

Lockheed Martin In a response to the Pentagon's $142 million push for lower-cost unmanned systems for use in Iraq and Afghanistan, Lockheed Martin says it expects to double its production of new tethered unmanned surveillance airships to eight per month...

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